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PDVSA shutters FCC unit for maintenance

Jan 21, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has shut down the fluid catalytic cracking unit at its 126,900-b/d El Palito refinery near Pto. Cabello, Carabobo state, for preventative maintenance, the state-owned company confirmed.

Vung Ro Petroleum lets contract for refinery project

Jan 21, 2014

Vung Ro Petroleum Ltd. (VRP) has let a services-related contract to Ineos for a 900,000-tonne/year polypropylene project at its grassroots refinery complex in Hoa Tam Commune in the Dong Hoa district of Phu Yen Province, Vietnam.

Suriname refinery expansion progresses

Jan 21, 2014

Staatsolie, the state oil company of Suriname, has let a services-related contract to Honeywell as part of a major expansion and efficiency project to double crude capacity at the Tout Lui Faut refining complex, about 12 miles south of Suriname’s capital city of Paramaribo (OGJ Online, Sept. 9, 2009).

Iraq seals deal for Karbala refinery

Jan 9, 2014

The Iraqi government has let a contract to a consortium of South Korean firms for the construction of a refinery in southern Karbala Province, Iraq, 100 km south of Baghdad (OGJ Online, Aug. 1, 2011).

Sinopec lets contract for refinery water treatment system

Jan 8, 2014

Jiujiang Petrochemical Co., a subsidiary of state-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), has awarded Siemens Energy a contract for the supply of a refinery wastewater treatment system at the 5 million tonne/year Jiujiang refinery in China’s Jiangxi Province.

Contract let for delayed Alberta bitumen refinery

Dec 20, 2013

Partners in the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) have let a services-related contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler for the design and supply of three package steam generating systems to be located at NWR’s Sturgeon bitumen refinery in the Industrial Heartland area of Alberta.

Construction progresses on Brazil’s Abreu e Lima refinery

Dec 19, 2013

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said construction projects at its Abreu e Lima oil refinery at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state, have reached just over 83% completion.

Chennai Petroleum adding coker at Manali

Aug 14, 2013

Chennai Petroleum Corp. Ltd. has let a turnkey contract to Engineers India Ltd. covering the addition of a delayed coker at its 10.5 million tonne/year Manali refinery in Tamil Nadu, India.

Total taps KBR for Antwerp deasphalting unit

Jul 15, 2013

Total will use KBR’s proprietary ROSE solvent deasphalting technology in its upgrade of the 338,000-b/d refinery at Antwerp, Belgium (OGJ Online, May 23, 2013).

Reformer contract let for PDVSA refinery

Jul 1, 2013

Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) main contractor consortium Hyundai-Wison has hired Technip to install two 135-MMcfd hydrogen reformers at PDVSA’s Puerto La Cruz refinery.

BP starts up crude unit at Whiting, Ind., refinery

Jul 1, 2013

BP PLC has started up a 250,000-b/d crude distillation unit at its Whiting, Ind., refinery.

Construction due on Vietnamese refinery

Jun 7, 2013

Construction will begin in July on the 200,000-b/d refinery to be built in the Nghi Son Economic Zone in Thanh Hoa Province, about 200 km south of Hanoi, Vietnam, reports Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. (OGJ Online, Jan. 30, 2013).

CNPC, Recope agree on refining JV finance

Jun 6, 2013

China National Petroleum Corp. and Refinadora Costarricense de Petroleo (Recope) have signed a cooperation agreement for financing the refining joint venture they have formed in Costa Rica (OGJ Online, Sept. 4, 2009).

Iraq lets contract for Karbala refinery

Jun 4, 2013

Iraq’s Oil Projects Co. has let a contract to Technip for project management consultancy for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the Karbala refinery.

Chevron Phillips adding furnace at Sweeny

Jun 3, 2013

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP will add a furnace at its Sweeny petrochemical complex in Old Ocean, Tex., that will expand ethylene production by 200 million lb/year.

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